Carrot cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting

Carrot cake cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting

Carrot cake cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting

These mini carrot cake cupcakes are super cute and so easy to make! This recipe is not overly sweet, so you can taste plenty of the carrot flavour. The cinnamon in the frosting is a delicious addition, and you can sprinkle a little extra on the top too if you like. These make a perfect afternoon tea treat, and can also be made using lactose-free cream cheese if you prefer a lactose-free version.
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Strawberries and cream brownie meringue stack

Wimbledon strawberries and cream brownie meringue stack

Wimbledon strawberries and cream brownie meringue stack

Brownie meringue stack with strawberries and cream
To celebrate the start of Wimbledon this year, we are kicking off the tennis season with our strawberries and cream stack. If you are looking for a pudding with layers and layers of naughty indulgence, this is the recipe for you: brownie, meringue, strawberries, cream, chocolate…  We used Barry Colenso‘s cooking chocolate in our recipe, after spending most of the run up to Christmas 2015 on next door stalls to Barry and Lucy at Fabulous Places fairs. Barry Colenso has made chocolates for three generations of the royal family, including Prince William and Catherine‘s wedding cake, and also has a beautiful range of truffles (most of which I have tried – the dark chocolate salted caramels are not to be missed). If you would like to try a variation on the strawberry, a good quality raspberry jam makes a tasty alternative, or you could experiment with different fruity flavours (we’re keen to try this with That‘s Jammy Seville orange marmalade for a chocolate-orange style pudding!). Continue reading

4 steps to a delicious beetroot, radish and lentil salad

Gluten-free lentil, beetroot, radish and feta salad

Gluten-free lentil, beetroot, radish and feta salad

The British radish season has just started, so what better way to enjoy this crisp zesty vege than in a fresh and tasty salad. High in vitamin C, radish is a great way to help your body protect itself against colds and infections. Combined with comforting warm green lentils, which are a good source of protein, along with some super fresh vegetables, this particular dish feels like it is doing you good whilst still tasting amazing. I first made it last summer with traveler friend Maili, and it has been a firm favourite ever since. What’s more, it takes less than half an hour to make so you really have no excuse! Continue reading

Grandma Brodie‘s Classic Strawberry Pavlova

Grandma Brodie‘s Classic Strawberry and Cream Pavlova Recipe

Grandma Brodie‘s Classic Strawberry and Cream Pavlova Recipe

Last weekend, I paid a surprise visit to my Grandparents in the Lake District. It was a bit of a spontaneous trip so they didn‘t find out I was coming until about 3 hours before my arrival – just enough time for my Grandma Brodie (named after her dog Brodie who I remember from my childhood, as opposed to her surname which clearly made less of an impression on the grandchildren than the shaggy Setter which used to trot around the garden) to panic that there wouldn‘t be enough strawberries to go around for pudding and quickly whip up a classic pavlova with a marshmallowy meringue.

This fresh fruity pavlova recipe will really satisfy your sweet tooth – my wonderful Grandma opted for strawberries (a family favourite) but you can use any berries or fruit you like. The Blue Team takes the lead with the meringue in this recipe, whilst the Red Team’s focus is on the prep and filling.

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Chorizo and feta speedy pizza

Homemade chorizo and feta pizza recipe in under 30 minutes

Homemade chorizo and feta pizza recipe in under 30 minutes

Recipe of the week! A tasty homemade pizza with a spicy tomato sauce, chorizo and feta. This recipe makes one large pizza perfect for two, but as with all of the pizza recipes on this site if you’re feeling particularly hungry (or don‘t like sharing), there’s nothing stopping you from making double – you could always save any leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

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